A Child’s Ten Commandments
1. My hands are small; 
please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, 
draw a picture, or throw a ball. 
My legs are short; 
please slow down so that I can keep up with you.

2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; 
please let me explore safely: 
don’t restrict me unnecessarily.

3. Housework will always be there. 
I’m only little such a short time—
please take time to explain things to me 
about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.

4. My feelings are tender; 
please be sensitive to my needs; 
don’t nag me all day long. 
(You wouldn’t want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.) 
Treat me as you would like to be treated.

5. I am a special gift from God; 
please treasure me as God intended you to do,
holding me accountable for my actions,
giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining 
me in a loving manner.

6. I need your encouragement,
but not your praise, to grow. 
Please go easy on the criticism; 
remember you can criticize 
the things I do without criticizing me.

7. Please give me the freedom to make 
decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, 
so that I can learn from my mistakes. 
Then someday I’ll be prepared to make the 
kind of decisions life requires of me.

8. Please don’t do things over for me. 
Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts 
didn’t quite measure up to your expectations. 
I know it’s hard, but please don’t try to 
compare me with my brother or my sister.

9. Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend together. 
Kids need vacations from parents, 
just as parents need vacations from kids. 
Besides, it’s a great way to show us kids that 
your marriage is very special.

10. Please take me to Sunday school 
and church regularly, setting a good example 
for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God.

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14 months and counting!
(a note from my Facebook account)
Jaleel is 1 year and 2 months already, always smiling, always waving her hands to everyone, knows how to brush her teeth but still can't walk by her own. Slow walker? Maybe. I always keep in mind that babies have different timetables and I believe that  her confidence in talking developed first than in walkin. Jaleel is SUPER DALDAL. She can say words clearly like BOGART, DIAPER, DORA, DADDY, MAMA, DEDE, LOLA, BIG BOOK, etc. She's very good in responding into music and able to dance well! She already knows how to act how to pray, brush her teeth, putting on lotion, alcohol, and washing her face and now shes shes learning another skill, putting her socks and shoes on her own. I know, soon, Jaleel will start and master the skills of walking.

Babies develops at his/her own speed, thats why, we parents should not compare or be disappointed. Enjoy every part of your baby's milestone! 

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Celebrating your baby's first birthday! 

Here's a helpful link from Baby Center!!! 
I just need to update my blog, cause another baby is on the way.
Now, I'm exporting some of my files here. 
Soon, Jaleel will be able to read already and I want her to see my blog when she grows up. I love you Ate Jaleel with all my heart!!!

D.I.Y. Invites!
This is Momii's Labor of Love for You :)))

D.I.Y. Souvenirs!
Yes! Its a Hello Kitty-themed Party!

Customized Cake from Bakeshoppe Katipunan!

The moment she enjoyed the most: opening her gifts! 
Thank you everyone! 
Photo files are uploaded @ Momii & Ninang Alfe's facebook accounts!

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04.22.10:Spotted! (over over due post!)
Went for a photoshoot for her 1st birthday at BUB Serendra;
.,and then she was spotted to be a model for Bumblebee and Company!
Happy 11th month Birthday Jaleel!!!

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after TEN months (overdue post)

Its Jaleels 10th month birthday. 
We ate Chowking for merienda and enjoyed it while Baby Jaleel eats with her fingers! 
Jaleel started to eat on her own.

Jaleel, My Sweetie Pie!

Jaleel, 1yr and 8 months
I used to raise my feet when watching tv or even while eating and remove my slippers..(for the Nth time!) and it was so sweet of Jaleel, to always put on my slippers and pull my legs down the floor, like telling me: "Mimi, put down your legs and wear your slippers!"


When can my baby eat candy?

What I love about my Husband is that ever since I got pregnant to our Jellybean, we always exchange notes and researches regarding our baby's development. Until now, we still exchange notes that we find helpful for our growing baby here in the outside world. Just sharing what I got from BabyCenter---my favourite baby website ever!

Expert Answers from...

"We introduce our children to sweets, especially candy and sugared soda, at much too young an age in this country," says Claudia Gonzalez, a registered dietitian in Miami. "I always advise holding off on sweets for as long as possible, at least until after 2 years," she adds. Candy is chock-full of empty calories, and you want to make sure your child eats more nutrient-packed foods. He needs a healthy diet to fuel all the growth that's taking place in his body and mind. Also, eating habits and tastes are learned early, so what you offer your child now will affect him for the rest of his life. Helping him get off to a healthy start sets the stage for a lifetime of nutritious eating.

For safety's sake, never give your baby hard candies such as peppermints, butterscotch drops, or jelly beans before age 4. This type of candy can easily cause choking because it slips easily down the throat and babies can't chew it properly. Small pieces of chocolate that melt in your child's mouth are fine as a special treat after age 2.

Realistically, your child will figure out soon enough that sweets are...sweet. But you can help him make smart choices. "If you really want to offer your child a sweet, stick with ice cream or pudding on occasion. At least those treats have some calcium in them," says Gonzalez.

And give some thought to why you offer sweets. If sweets tend to be a reward in your house, consider nonedible treats instead. Most young children would be just as happy — if not more so — with a new roll of stickers as with a candy bar.

LUCKILY, our Jaleel eats really well and she's not a picky eater. We did not introduce her into colas, sweets and chocolates and we are planning to continue this until her diet is well stabilized. She eats veggies and loves it. She eats ampalaya, broccoli, and other healthy leafy veggies. Thank you baby for not giving us hard time on your meals---except those kalat under your booster seat HAHA.